Josh Kun, Diana Wagman finalists for SoCal book awards

LDLA-cover1_9781626400283_grande.jpgThese are the finalists for this year's Southern California Independent Booksellers Awards. The winners will be announced at an event on Oct. 24.


  • "Shelter Us: A Novel" by Laura Nicole Diamond
  • "The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness
  • "Life #6" by Diana Wagman


  • "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by Caitlin Doughty
  • "A Curious Mind" by Brian Grazer
  • "To Live and Dine in L.A.: Menus and the Making of the Modern City" by Josh Kun

T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award

  • "Marry, Kiss, Kill" by Anne Flett-Giordano
  • "The Replacements" by David Putnam
  • "The Cartel" by Don Winslow

Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography

  • "Both Sides of Sunset" by Jane Brown
  • "Why L.A.? Pour quoi Paris?" by Diane Ratican
  • "100 Not So Famous Views of L.A." by Barbara Thomason

Children’s picture book

  • "The Farmer and the Clown" by Marla Frazee
  • "The Book With No Pictures" by B.J. Novak
  • "Ninja Bunny" by Jennifer Gray Olson (Dan Santat)

Middle grade

  • "Space Case" by Stuart Gibbs
  • "The Fourteenth Goldfish" by Jennifer Holm
  • "Echo" by Pam Munoz Ryan

Young adult novel

  • "The Young Elites" by Marie Lu
  • "All the Bright Places" by Jennifer Niven
  • "Nimona" by Noelle Stevenson

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